Tuesday, March 12, 2013

First World Problem

I will start off by saying, yes there are bigger problems than this in the world and even in my own life.

My husband is starting a new job, which will be so much less stress. I have been begging him to quit his job for over a year now, but he wouldn't without finding another job. Practical but he was so unhappy and stressed out all the time that I don't really think it was worth it. Any way... because he is starting a new job, that means he won't have vacation time saved up for our usually big summer vacation. I am kind of bummed about this, however he is supposed to have Fridays off and leave at noon on Thursdays, so I have been dreaming about several weekend trips we could take this summer.

1. Boulder Beach Water Park, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
We are totally big kids at heart and we love water parks. We even went to one on our honeymoon (and he lost his wedding ring.) According to Google maps this is about a 7 and half hour drive from our house.

2. Bend/Sunriver, Oregon

I love Bend and the surrounding areas. Sunriver is an awesome little vacation community with bike paths and little shops all through it. This is about a 3 hour drive from home.

3. Seaside, Oregon

Seaside is probably the most touristy area of the Oregon coast, but we hardly ever make it there. I love the large beach area. 2 1/2 hours by car.

4. Astoria, Oregon
Why yes, Astoria is where The Goonies was filmed. I have been wanting to go hang out here in this town for awhile. It would make a lovely camping trip for us. And it is only 3 hours away.

Have you ever been to my neck of the woods? Any weekend trip ideas for us? Do you plan big vacations or smaller weekend trips?

Helene in Between


Helene said...

i am a big vacation planner. just because it seems i can never take enough time off (I need to change that!) but all these places look so fun!

ifs ands Butts said...

The U.S. working holiday time is just never enough. Here in Germany they have to give AT LEAST 24 vacation days + German holidays. Those look like great weekend trip options though.

Thanks for linking up!!

Jen said...

That water park looks amazing!!!!!! Oh I must go haha. :)

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

I vote for any of the Oregon locations - the first two look gorgeous and the third...hello The Goonies!

We have a few summer weekend trips planned this year. We're not doing our big vacation, we're doing landscaping at our house instead. BLAH but necessary.

Angi said...

PERSONALLY, I would go to Bend/Sunriver. But I love it there and spent a lot of my childhood there (grandparents lived in Bend and I still have family there), so I'm biased. ;)

Jess said...

Wow, I never realized Oregan was so beautiful! Go there so I can experience it through you :-) I would love to go someday myself!

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Andrea Heflin said...

Bend/Sunriver looks like a winner to me. We usually end up doing a few smaller long weekend trips each year, too. I think those can be a lot of fun! Looks like you already have some great options!


Bel said...

Just discovered your bog with travel tuesday. They all look like great trips! I wouldn't know which one to pick!